Are you in the fall term of your senior year of high school? If so, you may be wondering whether you are on track for college next year. To make sure that you are organized, read through the following checklist -- AKA the Summer Action Plan for high school seniors. (And, if you need even more help with getting organized, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Fall Action Plan … [Read more...] about 6 Steps to Get Ready for College
The whole process of financial aid can be daunting. Sometimes it feels like trying to do your taxes while learning a new language. To make things easier, try to remember the Chinese Proverb, "the journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step." The first step in the process is to APPLY FOR A PIN NUMBER. When you complete the Free Application for Federal Student … [Read more...] about Get Started Applying for College Money Today!
If you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you will soon receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in your email inbox. Take a few minutes to look at it. The Department of Ed will put Comment Codes on your SAR with a brief description of what you need to do. The colleges you listed on your FAFSA will also get these comment codes attached to the … [Read more...] about What Is The Student Aid Report (SAR)?
The number one reason people don't get financial aid is because they don't apply. Their neighbor, brother-in-law or friend told them not to bother, they make too much money. Financial aid uses a federal methodology to determine your family's EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION (EFC). They consider income, but they also consider the number of people in the household, how many of those … [Read more...] about Here’s How to Get Student Financial Aid
If you are already attending college or are about to start in the fall, you no doubt realize just how expensive getting a higher education really is. Even if you choose a more frugal option such as attending your local community college and living at home with mom and dad, there are all sorts of little expenses that really pile up. The average cost of text books is $1,000 per … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Find College Scholarships